The U.S. and Denmark join forces in Green Partnerships

Today, The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt will launch Green Partnerships for Growth. This bilateral initiative builds on the success of previous Green Partnership events in 2010 and 2011, but takes the initiative further to the two nation’s public sectors as well as private sectors.

Green Partnerships for Growth features the U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and AmCham Denmark, along with other partners, to facilitate a series of structured events aimed at connecting the public sectors in the U.S. and Denmark - with the experience, knowledge, products and services of green growth companies in both countries.

“Denmark was a first mover. The U.S. is a strong mover. Together we can overcome today’s challenges and together benefit from the enormous market opportunities of tomorrow,” says CEO Karsten Dybvad, DI.

AmCham Denmark and The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) are proud to be part of the intensified partnerships between our two nations and applaud the leadership of U.S. Ambassador Laurie S. Fulton and the U.S. Embassy in this important bilateral initiative.

“With sustainable growth at the top of the agenda in the U.S. and Denmark, there is tremendous potential for new public-private partnerships in both countries, and Green Partnerships for Growth is the perfect vehicle to make this happen - and now is the time,” says Stephen Brugger, Executive Director AmCham Denmark.

Karsten Dybvad, DI, strongly believes in the potential of bringing the partnerships to a whole new level. “Sustainable growth is not only a great challenge. It is also the biggest business opportunity of this lifetime. If our companies can find and develop solutions to deal with these vast challenges, there is an immense growth potential,” says Karsten Dybvad.

The launch of Green Partnerships for Growth will take place later this afternoon at the Danish Parliament (Folketing) in Copenhagen.

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